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Performance, power, price  The 600 Series continues the award-winning promise of its predecessors – the audio performance you demand from Bowers & Wilkins, power to fill any room, yet at a budget that allows everyone access to true, audiophile sound. It adopts technologies from our premium speakers plus innovations and engineering solutions unique to the range. Bowers & Wilkins believes everyone should be able to experience truly great sound. With the new 600 Series, everyone can. How does the new 600 Series raise the bar for entry-level audiophile speakers? By bringing in hard-learnt technologies...

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For the love of music  It doesn’t matter where your music comes from. You might personally prefer classic vinyl, lossless FLAC files or Spotify streams. What really matters is how good the music sounds to you. And in a world of streaming, wireless and cloud-based audio, in a world where music has to compete with everything else happening in your life, it matters more than ever that music sounds brilliant. After all, what else can soothe you to sleep, excite and invigorate you, or clear and calm your head to let you think and feel? Cut through the chatter, sit back and really listen... and you’ll...

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683  The largest speaker in the new 600 Series delivers outstanding power, accuracy and musicality. The floorstander features the new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, an FST midrange driver and new Dual Layer aluminium bass drivers. The result is a loudspeaker ideal for both high-performance stereo and surround sound applications even in larger rooms, delivering serious performance and amazing value. Serious and accurate bass performance is vital to such a room-filling speaker. That’s why the 683 features an all-new bass drive unit technology: its Dual Layer aluminium drive units are reinforced...

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684  Room-filling sound without a room-filling speaker cabinet. Slimmer than ever, the 684 offers an amazing combination of serious floorstander power, spectacular audio performance and unbeatable value thanks to its new and vastly improved bass/midrange drivers and the Decoupled Double Dome tweeter. Switching to 5-inch drivers from the previous 6.5-inch designs means the new 684 is significantly slimmer than its predecessor, yet Bowers & Wilkins engineers have still improved its audio performance. The two Kevlar-cone drivers now feature smaller voice coils to increase sensitivity. The 5-inch...

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685  At home on either a stand or bookshelf, the versatile new 685 delivers outstanding performance. Perfectly sized for most rooms, it combines new Decoupled Double Dome tweeters, Kevlar cones and Anti-Resonance Plugs, with the value for which the 600 Series is renowned. The Decoupled Double Dome tweeter found in the 685 – and the rest of the new 600 Series – is a technology taken straight from our awardwinning CM10 speaker. The dual-layer design combines a thin aluminium dome for lightness and a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity. The result is absolutely stunning clarity and tonal purity....

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686  Small is beautiful – at just 160mm wide, the 686 may be the most compact speaker in the new 600 Series, but don’t underestimate its power and precision. That’s thanks to its new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, improved Kevlar driver and front-facing Flowport . ™ An ideal bookshelf or wall-mounted speaker, the 686 is designed to fit into any space and still sound perfect. Its main 5-inch driver features a 25mm voice coil which makes for a higher sensitivity speaker with bass more suited for placement near a wall. A front-firing Flowport, dimpled like a golf ball around the aperture for smoothly...

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Home theatre packages  The new 600 Series is ideal for audiophile stereo listening, but speakers from the range can be teamed together for a stunning home theatre experience. With two floorstanding, two standmount, two centre speakers and three subwoofers to choose from, the new 600 Series can fill the largest space... or fit in the smallest. The stereo and centre channel speakers in the new 600 Series now feature improved Decoupled Double Dome tweeter designs, ideal for delivering the clarity needed for dialogue. For midrange and bass drivers, Kevlar, Anti-Resonance Plugs and FST drive unit technology...

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Centre & Surround  The new 600 Series’ HTM62 and HTM61 centre speakers look great thanks to a slimmer cabinet and new, more symmetrical design, respectively. They also sound better than ever. Both models feature the new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, with the HTM61 sporting two powerful 6.5inch bass drivers and an FST midrange driver for a perfect match with the mighty 683 floorstanders. Subwoofers  The 600 Series includes three subwoofers, ranging from the compact ASW608 to the powerful ASW610XP. Each boasts an audiophile-standard, highly efficient Class D amplifier. And each has updated finishes...

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Treble The new 600 Series borrows technology from the award-winning high-end CM10, in the form of the Decoupled Double Dome tweeter. As a result it captures musical subtleties with breathtaking accuracy and delivers a natural, spacious sound unprecedented for such an affordable speaker. When designing a tweeter, the goal is to make the diaphragm light yet stiff to reproduce high notes accurately with a pistonic back-and-forth motion and minimal distortion. The 600 Series does this beautifully, borrowing high-end tweeter technology from Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM10 speaker. Its double dome...

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Midrange  How to improve on the stunning performance of the 600 Series without affecting its legendary value? That was the challenge faced by Bowers & Wilkins engineering team on the new Series 600 midrange drivers. The results are fantastic. The same properties that allow Kevlar to stop a bullet also make it the ideal material for soaking up standing waves in a speaker cone that can colour and distort midrange sound. Not only does Kevlar deliver a far cleaner sound, it can do so to a more widely dispersed group of listeners. The new 600 Series midrange drivers feature our unique and iconic Kevlar...

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